|Scientific Name:||Sorex veraepacis Alston, 1877|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Part of the subspecies mutabilis is now recognised as the species S. ixtlanensis, but distributions of these two taxa are not very well differentiated (N. Woodman and J. Matson pers. comm.).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Matson, J., Woodman, N., Castro-Arellano, I. & de Grammont, P.C.|
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category.
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|Range Description:||This species occurs from central Guerrero, south through the highlands of Oaxaca and Chiapas in Mexico, and Guatemala (Carraway 2007). It is known from 1,800 to 3,100 m asl (Reid 1997).|
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|Population:||It is a locally common species (Reid 1997). In Guatemala and Oaxaca (Mexico) the species' habitat is considered to be stable, but in Chiapas (Mexico) it is decreasing.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species can be found in cold, wet, pine-oak and broadleaf forest (Reid 1997). It is terrestrial and uses shallow burrows in the leaf litter, and may travel on fallen logs (Reid 1997).|
|Generation Length (years):||1|
|Major Threat(s):||Deforestation is a threat in many parts of the species range. In 2005, 24% of the habitat within the species' range was no longer suitable as a result of agricultural or urban development (Sánchez-Cordero et al. 2005).|
|Conservation Actions:||It is found in several protected areas in Mexico and Guatemala (Sierra de las Minas Biosphere Reserve, eastern Guatemala; and several of the volcanoes in Guatemala). In Mexico the two sub species are listed under special protection (NOM 059 SEMARNAT 2001).|
Carraway, L.N. 2007. Shrews (Eulypotyphla: Soricidae) of Mexico. Western North American Naturalist 3.
Hutterer, R. 2005. Order Soricomorpha. In: D.E. Wilson and D.M. Reeder (eds), Mammal Species of the World, pp. 220-311. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-2. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 14 September 2017).
Pacifici, M., Santini, L., Di Marco, M., Baisero, D., Francucci, L., Grottolo Marasini, G., Visconti, P. and Rondinini, C. 2013. Generation length for mammals. Nature Conservation 5: 87–94.
Reid, F. 2009. A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico. Oxford University Press, New York, USA.
Sanchez-Cordero, V. , Illoldi-Rangel, P., Linaje, M., Sarkar, S. and Peterson, A.T. 2005. Deforestation and extant distributions of Mexican endemic mammals. Biological Conservation 126: 465-473.
|Citation:||Matson, J., Woodman, N., Castro-Arellano, I. & de Grammont, P.C. 2017. Sorex veraepacis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T41427A22315421.Downloaded on 15 August 2018.|
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